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The selection proves again that while the Lord may “looketh at the heart,” His people are still very much interested in outward appearances.
Their profile pictures are surprisingly provocative—low cut shirts, exposed shoulders, skin-tight pants, pouty lips.
This transactional view of God is hard to reconcile with a full reading of the Christian scripture, much less personal experience, but it certainly sounds enticing.
Perhaps we can excuse Christian Mingle for a bit of shallowness.
Images of kissing and hand-holding flutter across the screen as a male voice sings, “Someday he’ll call her, and she will come running.
And fall in his arms, and the tears will fall down, and she’ll pray: I want to fall in love with you.” At first viewing, the spot is wildly effective.
The site is owned by Beverly Hills-based Spark Networks.But those who are familiar with the song will note that the “arms” mentioned are God’s and not Prince Charming’s.Titled “Love Song,” the hit tune by Jars of Clay is about God calling us into loving relationship with Himself.In a twist of irony, Reformed Singles seeks to assemble a crowd of people who minimize humans’ ability to choose and then inundate them with choices.When I discovered the site, I tweeted about it and received the following reply from Barnabas Piper, son of reformed paragon John Piper: His response seems to echo my feeling that these sites and the Christians who engage in them might not be thinking as deeply as one might assume.